December 06, 2021

Office in the front, Party in the back

By Audrey Wright
Office in the front, Party in the back
Happy Holidays Y’all! I’m thrilled because it’s finally December which means the Christmas festivities can begin! I don’t know about y’all but my tree has been up since Thanksgiving & I’ve already eaten way too many Christmas themed cookies!
This is an extra busy season so you have to be prepared for whatever the holiday throws at you! If you’re working all day, then have to turn around & go straight to an event, I've got some ideas for you. Shelby Jewel’s “Jewel Tone Collection” has some great outfits you can wear to the office & to a classy, up-scale party! Let me help you pick out some great versatile options to wear throughout the busy season so you can look amazing no matter what!

Classic Chanel Vibe

The first outfit I would HIGHLY recommend is the Chanel Knitted Cardigan, Holly Pleated Trousers, black Linen Newsboy Cap, black Brazil Booties, or our new black Vivienne Booties! This outfit speaks for itself… no need to apologize for stealing the show m'am!!  The outfit is appropriate for the office with the classic black & white colors. You’ll definitely look professional, yet stylish. You can also wear this whole outfit to a holiday party! The gold buttons really dress it up, & the newsboy cap is festive. You can totally wear flats with this at work, but I would slip on our Vivienne Booties for the after party! The Vivienne is a classy basic, but the suede & the abstract heel brings another level to the fit! Feel effortlessly chic with this power move outfit!

Urban Jungle Vibe

The second outfit that you can go from the office to a night out is the Hudson Zebra Sweater & the Holly Pleated Trousers! Don’t be scared to wear a fun print to work, as long as it’s classy like the Hudson. It can be fun to switch things up after wearing what I call a “safe fit”. A safe fit is basically an outfit you can wear to work & you have no doubt that it will be appropriate because it doesn’t challenge anything, or it’s not outside of the box. Because the Hudson is a high neck with a pleated sleeve & the colors aren’t too crazy, the pattern is professional. It shows that you can still be stylish & within the rules. If you’re gonna wear a bold pattern balance it out with a neutral tailored pant. You’ve got your office fit down, now lets talk about the party fit! The sweater is unique & you’ll stand out (in a good way) which is what we want when you’re at a classy party. You don’t want to blend in with the crowd so add heels or our new black Zoraya Knee High Boots! To spice it up, trade the trousers for some black leather pants & a Christmas red lip!

Emerald City Vibe

Outfit number three is the Karine Deep Teal Tank with the Holly Pleated Trousers, & the shiny little Hannah Necklace! The emerald of the Karine is deep & very delicate looking. If you can’t wear a tank to the office (even if it’s as fabulous as ours) add our Jacie Printed Blazer. Because the color is associated with Christmas & the material is luxurious feeling & looking, it’s easy to wear it out to dinner with the girls. Bring a jacket in case you have to wait outside, but you should definitely take it off to show off the fun layered back. If you don’t want to wear trousers, wear black leather pants or black skinny jeans with heels. Because the outfit is simple, yet elegant, the Hannah Necklace is dainty & the perfect amount of shine to go with the satin!

Holiday Tea Party Vibe

If your gal group is anything like mine, they plan cute & classy brunch events all the time! We get all dolled up in girly dresses with fun hats & eat finger food & drink tea! When I see the light pink Vera Belted Midi Dress I always picture someone wearing it to an outside garden tea party. If you have events like that, the Vera is perfect for you. Layer it up to wear to the office with the Kennan Light Knit Sweater in cream & our Sophie Beret in grey. Flats would be great to wear in the office with this sweet dress. Kitten heels or a closed toe, pointed heel makes perfect sense with this look & aesthetic. It can be worn in the office with the mock neck because it’s long enough & it’s not too tight. A garden tea party would be lucky to have you in this delicate dress!

Dinner + A Show Vibe

Work —> Date night + Downtown + Dinner + Theatre = Era Animal Print Dress
There’s nothing better than a versatile piece that can be worn for the work place & for a night out! The Era is a fun spotted black & white long sleeve dress. It’s perfect for the office because of the mock neck that buttons up in the back & the knee length dress. Wear subtle classy heels to work & then switch them out for some bold platform heels to your date night! Dress this dazzling print up with shiny mini gold hoops, smokey eye makeup, red or fuchsia lipstick, black clutch & a long trench coat!

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